Posted 11 August 2009 - 02:30 AM
I'm glad you figured your power supply problem out & all is well.
As for a "450 Watt" PSU, not all are created equal.
How well a PSU works really depends on a lot of things but 2 of the more important are,
1. How much of the rated power is on the +12V .
2. Was it rated by "peak power" or "continuas power" .
Most PSU's are rated by "peak power" , That is the maximum output it will produce for a few seconds under a full load.
That means a 450 Watt PSU may only put out 200 watts of continuas power.
A 450 Watt PSU rated by continuas power will hold a steady 450W under a full load.
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